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  • Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

    April 17, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Rio Mais, the consortium building venues at the main Olympic cluster located 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of central Rio, said no more work stoppages were foreseen. Workers returned briefly on Wednesday, but were encouraged to leave after a few hours by union leaders.

  • Krakow's deputy mayor to lead Winter Games bid

    April 17, 2014

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) - Krakow's deputy mayor was chosen Thursday to lead the Polish city's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics following the resignation of the previous bid chief.Magdalena Sroka succeeds Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, a former Olympic snowboarder who resigned Saturday following media allegations that her husband offered money to journalists in return for favorable stories about the bid.

  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

    April 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.Lviv remains among the five contenders in what is turning into a very unstable race, vying with Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; and Oslo.